Life is a journey

From my book “Living and dying” this is a continuation of yesterday’s post on connection!

With all types of connection there is an internal experience or reaction that either feels foreign and odd, or good and right. While I believe we all have a common spiritual connection and a lot of what I write about reflects that idea, there are many other ways in which we connect. In fact, the mere experience of reading these words connects us in a world of thought, and that experience, that thought will undoubtedly create an energy that is felt as emotion. I know that for some, the words on these pages will produce an emotional response. I know that for some, the words on these pages will cause disagreement and reaction. I know that for some, the words on these pages will move them to a new place of understanding. I know that the mere fact that we react to being connected in any way is the purpose of our lives.

The goal of this book is not only to introduce my ideas, but to also have the reader participate by releasing their emotional energy into the world, bringing hope, love and compassion to a world that desperately needs it. It can only be hoped that this effort in some way will enhance my experience and the experience of all who cross my path.

It is with great humility that I continue to move forward on this path toward connection. Life is a journey that is unique to each of us and I am grateful for all that has happened to bring me here.

My tears are tears of joy, for they come from a place of connection, the love and the beauty of what we experience together.

”Blessings on your journey”

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Connection

From my book “Living and Dying”

Imagine the freedom that would result in not having the binds or constraints of the outer mind and being able to just trust, surrender and connect with our source? For many years I have known about this connection and its feeling, but have been fooled into believing that my mental powers were more suited to the physical world. With my mental powers I could control, manipulate, and overcome many obstacles in this world. It took many years of intense effort to produce the results wanted. And yet, truly, were the results worth the costs and were they what I really wanted?

There have been many good things that have happened to me and our business. Many good things as a result of hard work, dedication and a passion for caring—not control or manipulation. This is why I wish to make this effort of writing and sharing the thoughts that have accompanied me on my journey, I believe that the insights that I have gained on this journey can be experienced by anyone who is willing to connect to the source.

What is truly remarkable to me is how we either feel or do not feel connection. We can feel connected through family, friends, work, social, and cultural experiences. We are designed to feel connected emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically. Our shared connection can feel intensely good, yet there are days when we feel completely alone. How can that be? What is it that disconnects us? Where does the connection go? Is it a physical disconnect? Are we hurting so badly that the energy needed to connect is hidden and blocked? Is it an emotional disconnection? Is it so bad sometimes that our anger, or fear, blocks our ability to communicate our thoughts? Or is it a spiritual disconnect, where we feel completely separate in our growth and our faith? Do we often feel lost and utterly disappointed with God for not helping us find our way and/or answering our prayers? I believe it’s all of the above, and I have experienced it all just as you have.

There are many great books and speakers talking about a new age, a new phase in our world. The main theme of these books revolves around the concept of returning to our source or connecting with our source. What I’m most happy about these days is that the more people I listen to, the more I am hearing the same thing. This is a time filled with struggle, fear, and trepidation. Yet it is exciting to see these things as they are slowly being eroded by love. The world is emerging to a new place as if a cloud has been removed from our heavens, as if something is uncovering new truths about the universe, as if there is a new and strengthened connection. It is undeniably a very powerful and transforming time—albeit extreme at times.

”Blessings on your journey”

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Love is all around me

Neutrality – the state of not supporting either side in conflict. “Isn’t that love”

Yesterday I ended with the statement that neutrality was a state of love.

When you consider a state or place of no conflict you have peace.  Peace is a place where there is only good and a place of restful wonder. A place where only love exists.  In my daily meditations I have started to play nature sounds (from the calm app) through my headphones as I allow the thoughts to filter through and leave my mind.  I have had the sense of laying in a field of soft grass while the birds and animals frolic about.  While that image is idyllic it is descriptive of the place I can go to.  It is in that experience of the peace of nature, that connection with the earth,  where there is no conflict.  It is a place of comfort and joy.  It is a place where there is only love.

Two books come to mind that do a good job of capturing this place of wonder and joy.  One is The Shack by William P. Young, and the other is the Afterlife of Billy Fingers by Annie Kagan.  Both books tackle the Idea of what it must be like to exist in a place of peace.  They both begin with tragic circumstances but are well worth the read as they lead us down a beautiful path towards enlightenment.  If movies are your thing, The Shack was made into a movie and does a pretty good job of representing the beauty and peaceful place of gods kingdom.

Love is all around me and so the feeling grows.

“Blessings on your journey”

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Neutrality

Day 55

Neutrality  –  the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartiality.

Often when I wake up I’ll have certain thoughts, ideas or feelings (doesn’t everybody?). This morning I woke up with the term neutrality front of mind.  I thought it odd to have this word being expressed to me but, I sense it has something to do with my being an observer.  When I’m actively being an observer I am not supporting any side in conflict.  I do not have a dog in the fight or an opinion of right or wrong.  In that place of impartiality I have no feelings or discomfort and I can see the conflict clearly.  Ultimately the distress or conflict is about being right or having people agree or do what we want them to do.  You find it everywhere and it’s somewhat out of control.

If we don’t “support” the conflict we don’t feed the beast (the ego) allowing the conflict to settle or dissipate, potentially ending the struggle.

Neutrality – the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict.  Isn’t that love?

“Blessings on your journey”

http://www.mkanthony.com

Revelations

The internet is not my friend today.

From my book “Living and Dying”

I have always loved the imaginative, intuitive mind. When revealed, it brings such connection and clarity for me. This connection has further led me to an awareness of something both profound and tangible. I refer to this awareness as the source. Whether you prefer to identify “source” as God, the Tao, Buddha, the Divine, Consciousness, or by any other name is completely your choice. This connection can and will open up the world and universe in its entirety to us as we connect individually and as a whole. It can be said that all beings or experiences are connected this way. If we were to simplify our lives, strip away our thoughts, judgments and fears for just a moment we would realize how easy it is to make this connection. If we were to accept this process of surrendering and trusting, we would learn and experience that all we need to do or know will be revealed to us.

These words remind me of the story of the man who falls from a cliff only to grab a limb thereby saving him from a painful demise. After many repeated calls for help and as the limb begins to unearth itself, a voice finally responds to his plea for help. The voice identifies itself as the Lord and replies that all the man needs to do is trust in him, surrender and let go. After a long pause you hear the man’s response, “Is there anyone else up there?”

”Blessings on your journey”

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Moving day

Day 53, more than half way through my commitment of blogging for 100 continuous days.

Some days are difficult and others not!  While I enjoy the exercise of being authentic and writing what is on my mind it’s not always easy.   You could say its like life itself.  Somedays I feel like life’s on automatic pilot with success and accomplishment all around me, and others where I can’t get out go my own way or feeling like I’m falling into a black hole.  Today is one of those in between days.  I am feeling good but tired, bored but hopeful and calm but angry.

So for now I will just keep moving.  Moving along the path my life is taking today.  Hope you do too.

As Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”

“Blessings on your journey”

http://www.mkanthony.com

The songs we sing

Last night we had the privilege and pleasure of experiencing a local singer-songwriter perform in our home for a small group of family and friends.  Music has a way of filling up our senses, taking us to pleasurable places and leaving us wanting more, like John Denvers, Annies Song.

You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again

I have for years loved to listen to the tonal and rhythmic qualities of songs.  Now as I get older I have found more of a fondness for words and stories that the songs tell.  Adding thoughts about experience and telling stories finds its way direct to my heart.

While Chris Wilson is a wonderful talent and his music and story telling are unique and authentic, he is still just a man who plays a guitar and sings.  When we experience his talent it can open and reveal a place within us, a place of connection with our own story, our sacred and loving essence.  It is what happens within us that is the gift.  It is the essence of love in a complete circle of energetic connection.  The connection with our oneness, the gift received.

We too have our own instruments and songs that we sing in our work and play.  While it may not always be as obvious, that same connection exists in all places, space and time.   I can think of lots of friends (including you reading this) who are just as amazing.  People whose presence alone affect our world in magical ways.  People who create and bring new ideas and technology to our communities and our world.  People who provide loving care and comfort to many and people who are just damn good people (the list goes on).   As we go about our everyday tasks, take a moment to look around.  There is quite a story being told, quite a song being sung and quite a gift being received.

 

Here is a short video of Chris (ww.chriswilson.us) from last night.

“Blessings on your journey”

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